something in the air

dragon-cuffs.jpg

yarn: blue moon fibers sock candy in kiwi
pattern: dragon skin from barbara walker
needles: 2.5mm addis
date started: 5.16.06
date finished: 7.26.06

remember when I used to finish stuff? maybe this is a glimmer of hope those days will be back…or not.
to combat ‘sss’ and to get a sock that would fit the way I wanted and not look like crap, I knit the second sock differently than the first. the first sock (the bottom one in the top pic) was a 52 st sock knit toe up and then expanded to 60 st after the short row heel. the second one is cuff down with 60 st (better executed) throughout. I’ve gotten a few emails on what the sock pattern is, so I charted my version (only even rows are given) here, just remember that every odd row is knit and this is for the 60 st sock. the chart key is here. I really liked this stitch pattern and I think it works well in both directions. apparently I’m not the only one that likes it, I found this shawl inspired by it and, through flickr, another set of socks that uses a version of it as well (buy it! support a blogger!), and joelene’s str 52 st version. I guess this means dragon skin is hot.

dragon-foot.jpg

ps I found this cool chart creator
pps. kids another dragon sock!! pattern!
ETA I noticed that the chart is printed reading from left to right, instead of the usual right to left.

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  • joelene July 26, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    very fab! I love love this color! I want to see what this yarn is like compaired to the med weight str.

  • caitlyn July 26, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    Very, very beautiful socks, Yahaira!

  • Illanna July 26, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    Hey Yahaira,
    Those socks are HOT like Cosi. The color is like crack to me, and I love the stitch pattern. You really stick it to the man by switching up the way you knit the two socks. P.S. What are you doing next weekend? As in not the one coming up, but the following one. I can Fung Wah over to your neighborhood if you have some time to hang out! P.P.S. I love the chart maker- I was just thinking last night that I needed something like that for designing cable stitch patterns. Thanks for the link.

  • kris July 26, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    very hott (is that cool to say? or silly? please enlighten us non-native speakers) indeed! now, why don’t you show them modeled? it’s all about the body, baby!

  • jillian July 26, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Those are great socks! That scale pattern is a winner.
    Thanks for the chart link!

  • Purly Whites July 26, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    HOT! HOT! HOT! (sung in my very best voice to that song with the name I can’t remember)

  • Lisa July 26, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    very cute! love the little dragon scales… *putting that on my list of patterns to make*

  • yahaira July 26, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    thanks lisa! make sure to check out the pattern link I put up, her socks look more finished and pro than mine ; )

  • kitty kitty July 26, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    I love the little dragon scales… Great socks!

  • gleek July 26, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    i love that stitch pattern! so will you be frogging the first sock or do they look the same once you put them on?

  • Nonnahs July 26, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    FUN socks! Great stitch pattern, and I love that colorway, too!

  • Leah July 26, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Those are so awesome!! It was so very worth the wait for a FO. I hope it’s a sign of things to come!!

  • Jennifer July 26, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    Those are so cool!

  • Chris July 26, 2006 at 5:35 pm

    They’re stunning!! Heh, and now I’m $5.75 poorer – thanks. ;p

  • Aija July 26, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    Great socks!
    MarnieMacLean.com has a dragon scale pair too, called wyvern… all hot! πŸ™‚

  • rosalynn July 26, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    those socks are so fabulous… perfect color for that pattern. congrats on finishing something (I know what you mean about sss and lots of wips).

  • Steph July 26, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    You finished a pair of wooly socks in that sticky East Coast heat? Nice!

  • Tara July 26, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    Looks great!

  • amanda July 26, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    Love them! The pattern and the colorway came together beautifully!

  • erin July 26, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    The dragon scales look so good with the yarn you chose. And I’m just so impressed that you did them both ways, up and down!

  • Chrissy July 26, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    Those socks look beautiful. The yarn complements the pattern perfectly. They look comfy too!

  • a July 26, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    Is it just me? I found the colours of the two socks a bit different! But the socks are lovely. I’d like to try sock candy … but just don’t know where on earth I can find it!

  • Sue M July 27, 2006 at 1:30 am

    I have GOT to get me some of that sock candy! Nice work with the experimentation to prevent SSS – anything it takes!

  • Bryony July 27, 2006 at 1:43 am

    Those are definitely some tasty socks. Yummy tasty yummy πŸ™‚ Dragon Scale socks rock, especially in that colour.

  • Stacey July 27, 2006 at 9:00 am

    Those colors!!!! the pattern looks great both ways – I bookmarked it a while back while thumming through her stitch books.

  • Liz July 27, 2006 at 10:58 am

    Super great colours, and awesome link to chart creator… you’re on a roll!

  • Teyani July 27, 2006 at 11:38 am

    cool socks. I just ordered this pattern as well about 2 days ago πŸ™‚

  • brooke July 27, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    I like the pattern both ways. Adding it to my long list of socks I want to knit. Great yarn color btw.

  • Lolly July 27, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    They are so pretty, Yahaira! I really like the way the cuff worked out. Great to see you still have some time to knit! You are a busy girl πŸ˜‰

  • Annarella July 27, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    They look v cool Yahaira, the lace pattern is so pretty! xx

  • Stephanie July 27, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    Very nice. I do really like that pattern.

  • punkybeckster July 27, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    Oh. My. God. Those socks are amazing. The yarn, the pattern, everything, gorgeous. You should wear them with pride!

  • diana July 27, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    Ooo, very, very nice.

  • Dipsy D. July 28, 2006 at 3:22 pm

    I can’t believe how great these socks are looking, the pattern rocks big time and the yarn is just amazing! Great job!

  • melissa July 30, 2006 at 9:13 am

    you definitely have a talent for producing beautiful socks! i love those!
    i’m secretly trying to turn myself into a sock knitter, but not quite ready to start posting my failures yet.

  • nush July 30, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    They are absolutely gorgeous πŸ™‚ The yarn you chose really reflects the stitch pattern beautifully.

  • Lavender August 1, 2006 at 1:43 am

    Argh!! Ever since I’ve seen your Dragon socks, I want a pair now.

  • Elizabeth August 2, 2006 at 10:37 am

    I love, love, love those socks. Great pattern, great colors. I really need to knit those!

  • Aimee August 6, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    Those colors are so hott! But I think you knew that. What a fun pattern.

  • Sarah September 11, 2006 at 9:20 am

    Loving the dragon socks, and especially the colorway πŸ™‚ I haven’t felt the need to knit much lately either, as my blog shows… but I just finished some socks too!

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